With barely four months to the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and Departmental Elections at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, the Electoral Commission is banning election posters on campus and at the school hostel.
In a statement Thursday, SRC Electoral Commissioner, Appoh Papulius, said the anti-election poster campaign is aimed at eliminating waste generated from candidacy posters in the lead up to the various elections.
“The promotion of the Paperless Campaign is in a bid to promote environmental cleanliness and protection of properties of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, on and outside the campus,” he said.
In place of election posters that often pop up on lampposts, poly tanks, and other unauthorised places, the Commission would allow the mounting of banners at some designated areas.
Citing Articles 18, 19 (1) (e) of the SRC Constitution, the Electoral Commission said it will take steps to ensure strict adherence by all aspirants to this directive.
The statement continued that failure on the part of any aspirant would come with some consequences, including naming and shaming and disqualification from the contest.
Read the full statement below: